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Hannah Matis

Dr. Hannah Matis is the associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of church history at the University of the South’s School of Theology.

The Auckland Project

For an increasingly secular Britain, the Auckland Project is an important and generous way to introduce people the role in their local history played by the church and the unique religious heritage of the north of England.

Good Omens

This is salvation history, but told from the point of view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

Prayer and the Early Medieval Monk

Renie Choy’s recent book is an invaluable resource to anyone wondering how early medieval monks spent their time or understood their mission in the world.

Cromwell’s English Reformation

Diarmaid MacCulloch’s glorious biography of Thomas Cromwell takes aim at Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More.

Modern Samaritans

Anglican bishops of Jerusalem have a prominent tradition of maintaining schools and hospitals, not least the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, and working for education, peace, and reconciliation in the midst of war and poverty.

The Complexity of the Medieval World

There is much, much more to the late Middle Ages than the Black Death and the Battle of Agincourt. In particular, there is more to late medieval religion and devotion.

Mind the Generation Gap

In the Episcopal Church, we have a stand-off brewing between the Boomers and the Millennials.

Pope Francis: Shifting the Language

Five years in, Francis remains, if not a paradox, then definitely an emulsion: holding together within himself everyone’s expectations.

The home life of our own dear queen

If there is any truth to modern theories on the origins of empathy, then we cannot forget them when we think of how Christ comes into the world.

Spiritual but not religious

Philip Pullman has written an ambitious but plodding YA story for adults.